Talking peace

Chris Corrigan points to this fascinating NY Times interview with a leading Norwegian peace negotiator. I particularly focussed on this comment about the notion of a war on terror.

“The way this has been framed as an indefinite war that will last for decades has impoverished our ability to understand the point of departure of the conflict and how we should deal with it,” Store said. “Engaging is not weakness, and by not talking the West has tended to give the upper hand to extremists on the other side.”

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